Meet Our Governors

The Governing Body’s work is all about making sure that the school delivers what it is supposed to – the best possible education and care for all the children who attend Manby Lodge. Our Governing Body is made up of parent governors, school staff and representatives from the community and the local authority. Our termly Full Governing Body Meetings are open to parents and carers – dates are advertised in the school calendar.
If you wish to contact one of the school governors please do so through the school office.
Helen Russell

Helen Russell

Chair of Governors, Well-being and Diversity & Equality Link Governor.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Miriam Morris

Miriam Morris

Headteacher

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Mark Hamilton

Mark Hamilton

Vice Chair of Governors, member of Children & Learning and Resources Committees, PE & PSHE Link Governor.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Wendy Luiz

Wendy Luiz

Chair of Children & Learning Committee, Safeguarding/Child Protection and LAC Link Governor. Wendy is also our Inclusion/SENCO Link Governor.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

James Thomas

James Thomas

Chair of Resources Committee, Health & Safety Link Governor.

Attended 2 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

 David O'Farrell

David O'Farrell

Elected Parent Governor, member of Resources Committee, History, Geography & Computing Link Governor.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Helen Smith

Helen Smith

Staff Governor, member of Children & Learning Committee.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Liz Pickop

Liz Pickop

Associate Member, member of Children & Learning Committee, working with the Music and Creative Arts Lead to develop Art, Design & Technology and Music teaching and learning.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Maureen Papworth

Maureen Papworth

Governor, member of Children & Learning & Resources Committees, Safeguarding and Reading, Writing & Phonics Link Governor.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Nick Mehta

Nick Mehta

Elected Parent Governor, Member of Children & Learning and Resources Committee, Maths, Science and Pupil Premium Link Governor

Attended 1 Full Governing Body Meeting (Appointed May 2023)
Academic Year 2022-23

Jill Sanders

Jill Sanders

Clerk for Governor Meetings

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Helen Plummer

Helen Plummer

School Business Manager, attendee of Full Governing Body meetings and Resources Committee

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Karen Saffer

Karen Saffer

Deputy Headteacher / SENCO / Mental Health / Assessment Lead, attendee of Full Governing Body meetings and Children & Learning Committee.

Attended 4 Full Governing Body Meetings
Academic Year 2022-23

Our focus is on continuous school improvement and by law, we have three main strands to our role:
To Provide a Strategic View

What are our long term aims, how will we achieve them and how, as governors do we know how effective the school is?

To Act as a Critical Friend

We promote the school and support its work by monitoring and evaluating the school’s effectiveness.  We work closely with the Headteacher and her Senior Leadership Team to monitor safeguarding and child protection, to satisfy ourselves that measures are in place and followed.  As well as providing challenge, we fully support the school to ensure the well-being of pupils and staff.

To Ensure Accountability

Governors are the “responsible” body and it is our job to be accountable to pupils, their parents and carers and all other stakeholders, for the decisions we make as a governing body and for the academic and personal developmental progress our pupils make. It is also our role as governors, to hold the school to account, on behalf of the stakeholder groups of whom we are representative members.

Governing Body Register of Interests as at December 2016
Governor Name of Organisation Nature of Business Nature of Interest Date Declared
Martin Bax None 13.09.2015
Gareth Jones None 30.06.2015
Alison Morgan Esher High School

Cleves School PTA
Education

PTA
Administrator

Trustee
09.09.2015
Bernard Pryor None 30.01.2015
Katie Fitzgerald (on maternity leave from November 2016) Manby Lodge Infant School Education Teacher 27.01.2015
Tracy Creasey Manby Lodge Infant School Education Headteacher 27.01.2015
Emma Bird Lloyds Banking Group Banking Employee 01.01.2016
Simon Tarr People 1st

ITB Pension Funds

The Federation for Industry Skills and Standards
Education Charity

Pension Fund

Registered Charity
CEO

Trustee

Trustee and Non-Executive Director
01.01.2016

01.01.2016

01.01.2016
Graham Douglas Sunbury Manor School

Education
NUT

Trade Union
Teacher

Member
8.12.2016

8.12.2016